Drake Responds After Being Booed Off Stage at Music Festival

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Drake Responds After Being Booed Off Stage at Music Festival

By Lauren Reiser, Junior Editor

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While Camp Flog Gnaw’s concertgoers did not seem to like him too much, Drake does not seem too upset by the fact that he was booed off stage.

The rapper performed at Tyler, the Creator’s Los Angeles music festival over the weekend as the surprise headliner, but much of the audience was disappointed that it wasn’t someone else. Many fans had thought the slot would go to Frank Ocean, who has not performed live since 2017. When the “God’s Plan” singer/rapper came on instead, the crowd was not afraid to express their disappointment.

After a brieft set that included hit songs like “Started From the Bottom” and “I’m Upset,” Drake paused his performance and turned to the crowd.

“Like I said, I’m here for you tonight. If you want to keep going, I will keep going tonight,” Drake said to the crowd, met with a largely negative reaction . “Alright, it’s been love. I love y’all. I go by the name of Drake, thank you for having me,” he added before going off stage.

Despite the tough crowd, Drake took to Instagram Monday night to joke about the ordeal and fight back against his haters.

“Plot twist…just signed a 10 year residency at Camp Flog Gnaw,” he captioned a series of pictures from the festival. “sorry kids see you EVERY SINGLE YEAR till you are 30.”

The festival’s curator, however, was not as light-hearted.  Tyler took to Twitter to stand up for the “In My Feelings” rapper, slamming the festival attendees in an all-caps rant.

“I THOUGHT BRINGING ONE OF THE BIGGEST ARTIST ON THE … PLANET TO A MUSIC FESTIVAL WAS FIRE! BUT FLIPSIDE, A LIL TONE DEAF KNOWING THE SPECIFIC CROWD IT DREW,” he wrote. “SOME CREATED A NARRATIVE IN THEIR HEAD AND ACTED OUT … WHEN IT DIDNT COME TRUE AND I DONT … WITH THAT.”

Tyler also citicized his festival’s concertgoers, calling them “entitled” and “trash,” and blamed the incident on “mob mentality and cancel culture.” Repeatedly thanking Drake for his performance, the “EARFQUAKE” singer joked that he was mad he missed out on “Hotline Bling,” the next song the rapper was set to play before he left the stage.

Wayne Hills Junior Noah Kaplan believes the audience was a bit harsh towards the famed rapper.

“Although the crowd expected to see Frank Ocean and might have been disappointed, they still had the chance to see a super successful and popular artist,” said Noah. “The concertgoers should have been more appreciative and just enjoyed Drake’s performance.”

 

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